Johnson County Community Foundation

An Affiliate Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

General Description

Supports programs and projects that build community goodwill, seek to solve community challenges, and produce results that improve the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County

Application Process

Information and dates for the 2023 grant cycle have not yet been determined.

Grant Amounts and Terms

Grants were awarded in July 2022 for one-year terms and ranged from $1,500 – $5,000.

Areas of Focus

Successful applicants will propose innovative projects or programs that:

  • Make a significant contribution to the health and welfare of Johnson County and utilize its unique assets
  • Directly benefit families, women, and/or children
  • Provide educational and cultural opportunities
  • Support community or economic development, historic preservation, and/or environmental enhancement
  • Build the capacity of the organization and its leadership to more effectively carry out its mission

Who May Apply

General Eligibility and Funding Criteria

Additional eligibility criteria specific to JCCF:

  • Applicant organizations must have a local presence in Johnson County; directly serve people who live and work in Johnson County; and must have Johnson County citizen involvement in the organization as volunteers, staff, or board members
  • Salary or administrative support must not exceed 30% of the funding requested
  • Required: funds requested must have a 20% match. Match may be in cash, in-kind donations of goods and/or services, or a combination of both.

Additional Information

For questions about the online grant application system, please contact:
Ashley Siferd Butler, Director of Competitive Grants, or
Rachel Cosby, Program Officer

For questions about the Johnson County Community Foundation, please contact:
Jill Murphy, Regional Advancement Officer

East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902
Telephone: (865) 524-1223 or (877) 524-1223

To Make a Donation

Click here for information about making a donation to the Johnson County Community Foundation through our automated giving site or by mailing a check.